People who collect Corvettes do so for a number of reasons, and we can appreciate those who go for an overall theme like specific models, colors or special editions. We recently learned that a private collector was selling these low mileage Indianapolis Motor Speedway Parade/Pace Cars and we’ve got the lowdown on them here.
For more info on any of these three Corvettes offered for sale, please contact Don Mackey at 520-349-0940 or via email at [email protected] for more information.
1994 Inaugural Brickyard 400 Parade Car for Danny Sullivan/Todd Bondine
NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 was held for the first time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1994. It would be the first race other than the Indy 500 to be held at IMS since 1916 and it set the record for the highest attendance to watch a NASCAR race as more than 280,000 spectators watched the race live.
Chevrolet was the exclusive provider of the pace cars used at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the 1994 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z31 served as the official Pace Car for the inaugural running of the Brickyard 400. Also on hand were 13 Torch Red Corvette Parade Cars including this Convertible used in the Driver’s Parade featuring Danny Sullivan and Todd Bodine.
This Parade Car has only 452 original miles on the odometer and its plethora of documentation includes the Window sticker, build sheet, glove box promo material, clean CARFAX, extra set of keys, a Brickyard 400 flag, and even photos from the Indianapolis Star with Sullivan and Bodine waving to the huge crowd. This 1994 Corvette has been in a private collection for the last decade and it’s a rare find with extremely low miles.
Offered for $32,500. Contact Don Mackey at 520-349-0940 or via email at [email protected] for more information.
1995 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
The Corvette was chosen for the third time to pace the 79th Indianapolis 500 in 1995 and once again Chevrolet would create a limited edition Pace Car replica version available for sale to the public.
The 1995 Corvette Convertible Indy 500 Pace Cars were powered by the Gen II 350 ci LT1 small bock V8 while the attractive design featured a very distinctive Purple Metallic over Arctic White livery with flowing graphics and silver-painted ZR-1 wheels. The original exterior Pace Car decals for the car were never applied. Inside, the seats were embroidered with the 79th Indianapolis 500 logo and were crafted in black/purple two-tone leather with a French seam.
This 1995 Corvette Convertible Indy 500 Pace Car has been in a private collection for the last 12 years and it only has 6,421 original miles. This is car number 90 of 527 Pace Cars produced to celebrate the 79th Indianapolis 500. The car earned an NCRS Top Flight award at the Lone Star Regional with a score of 98.1 with plaque and scoring sheets included. Documentation includes window sticker, clean CARFAX, glove box promo delivery materials, owner’s manual, extra key, and more. Original decals were never applied to the car.
Offered for $36,500. Contact Don Mackey at 520-349-0940 or via email at [email protected] for more information.
2003 Brickyard 400/Indianapolis 500 Parade Car
In 2003, the Chevrolet Corvette celebrated its 50th Anniversary and this Yellow Corvette Convertible would serve as a Parade Car for the Indianapolis 500. Later that summer, the 2003 Corvette Convertible would return to IMS to serve as Parade Cars for the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race. Parade cars are typically driven by track and race officials and this was the #1 Parade Car which was designated for use by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s CEO Mari Hulman George.
The Millennium Yellow Corvette Convertible wears the Brickyard 400 logo on its doors with red graphics that flow from the front fenders to the rear of the car. Other features include a black convertible top, Silver wheels, a CORVETTE windshield banner, and the Corvette’s 50th Anniversary logo affixed to the middle of the hood.
This Brickyard 400 Parade Car spent six years in a museum before the previous owner added it to his private collection in 2009. The Corvette Convertible has a documented original 1501 miles and looks as new as they come. Documentation includes the window sticker, build sheet, clean CARFAX, extra keys, and more.
Offered for $31,500. Contact Don Mackey at 520-349-0940 or via email at [email protected] for more information.
Photo Credits: Don Mackey